Located about 50 miles north of Utica, the Otter Creek Horse Trails is one of the mot popular equestrian trail networks in the New York State.
Nearly 65-miles of interlocking trails are located on both the Independence River Wild Forest and on the Independence River and Otter Creek State Forests, on the western border of the Adirondack Park in Lewis County.
The DEC has changed the color of some of the trail markers and the county updated their computer program, which necessitated a complete re-work of the Otter Creek Horse Trails map. The 2022 map is available both online and hard copy.
The on-line version can be accessed by going to The Friends of Otter Creek Home page and clicking on “Trail Map.”
For the more adventuresome, you can go to the Lewis County webpage>recreation and scroll down. The county has 2 versions:
- The Pocket Map with the trails on one page and details on the second page.
- The Large Map, which is for first responders, has all the trails as well as the perimeter roads.